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Hospices join forces to create joint lottery

Worcester News: Chief executives of St Richard’s Hospice Mark Jackson, Acorns Children's Hospice David Strudley and Primrose Hospice Helen Garfield.

4:05pm Friday 27th March 2015

A TRIO of Worcestershire hospices have joined forces to help make it easier for supporters to help the charities out.

Worcester pensioner praises "fantastic" hospital staff after car park fall

Worcester News: Malcolm Jeffs after his accident in the car park of Worcester Woods Country Park.

2:55pm Friday 27th March 2015

A WORCESTER man who needed ten stitches in his face after falling over in a city car park has praised staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Print works demolished to make way for new Waitrose

Worcester News: End of an era.......Demolition work continues at the former Ebenezer Baylis Print Works, London Road, Worcester, to make way for a new Waitrose store. Pic Jonathan Barry 27.3.15  1315848105 (21770625)

2:08pm Friday 27th March 2015

A FORMER print works in one of the main routes into Worcester has been knocked down to make way for the city’s new Waitrose.

Worcestershire's first-ever NHS risk summit held this week

Worcester News: Labour and Tories share responsibility for shortage of hospital beds

1:46pm Friday 27th March 2015

HEALTH bosses in Worcestershire came together this week for the county’s first-ever risk summit.

Measures being put in place to enforce hospital smoking ban

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

12:11pm Friday 27th March 2015

A SERIES of measures are being taken to stop people smoking on hospital grounds in Worcestershire.

Hospital trust to monitor whistleblowing

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

11:25am Friday 27th March 2015

THE organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals is to include an item on whistleblowing on its monthly board meeting agenda.

New birth centre opens this week

Worcester News: New birth centre opens this week

11:00am Friday 27th March 2015

GIVING birth can be one of most wonderful experiences any woman ever experiences, and now mums-to-be in Worcestershire have even more choice over where they welcome their bundles of joy.

Impact of smog cloud in Worcestershire unclear

Worcester News: A smog forecast issued by the Department of Environment and Rural Affairs on Thursday, March 19.

1:28pm Thursday 26th March 2015

IT IS not clear how much the smog cloud which blew over Worcestershire earlier this month affected people in the county with breathing difficulties, a health expert has said.

MP Harriett Baldwin welcomes county's new oncology unit

Worcester News: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin plants a Black Pear at the new Worcestershire Oncology Unit’s memorial garden with chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Harry Turner.

12:36pm Thursday 26th March 2015

WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed the opening of the county’s new oncology centre.

Banks collect Easter eggs for Acorns

Worcester News: Malvern Santander team Wendi Hale, Suzanne Dobbins, Mia Perkins, Hollie Stentiford and branch manager Liz Millard with Easter eggs donated by generous customers.

6:01pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

BRANCHES of Santander in Worcester, Malvern and Droitwich are collecting Easter eggs and other Easter-related items such as teddy bears, to be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice on Thursday, April 2.

Banks collect Easter eggs for Acorns

Worcester News: Malvern Santander team Wendi Hale, Suzanne Dobbins, Mia Perkins, Hollie Stentiford and branch manager Liz Millard with Easter eggs donated by generous customers.

6:00pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

BRANCHES of Santander in Worcester, Malvern and Droitwich are collecting Easter eggs and other Easter-related items such as teddy bears, to be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice on Thursday, April 2.

Companies invited to bid for breast centre contract

Worcester News: Companies invited to bid for breast centre contract

5:32pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

COMPANIES in Worcestershire are being invited to bid to build the county’s new breast cancer unit.

More beds for Worcester's A&E

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371982)

4:20pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

THE amount of beds at Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s under-pressure A&E department is to be increased from 18 to 30 in an effort to meet the ever-increasing levels of demand.

Worcester mum complains about overflowing rubbish

Worcester News: The overflowing bin in Tolladine Road. Picture by Kai Tongue.

6:11pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A MUM has said she has had to walk with her daughter past piles of rubbish – including a pornographic magazine – spilling out of an overflowing bin every day for more than six weeks.

Evesham slimmer hopes others learn from her story

Worcester News: Slimmer Emma Stokes of Bengeworth.

1:34pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A SLIMMER from Evesham who lost an impressive three and half stones has said she hopes others will follow her example.

Volunteers needed for Cathedral ferry

Worcester News: 1614578802 Paul Jackson 19.04.14 Worcester The first ferry crossing of 2014 at Worcester Cathedral's Watergate. Mark Glossop rows cathedral cannon Michael Brierley across the Severn. (5541351)

12:27pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

VOLUNTEERS are needed to run the Worcester Cathedral Ferry when it gets underway this summer.

Pet charity needs volunteer dog walkers

Worcester News: Pet charity needs volunteer dog walkers

12:13pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A CHARITY helping people who find it difficult to leave the house take care of their beloved pets is appealing for volunteers.

Worcestershire MPs visit new birth centre

Worcester News: (L-R) Consultant obstetrician Rabia Imtiaz, divisional director of nursing and midwifery Patti Paine, director of operations for women and children Cathy Garlick, Worcester MP Robin Walker, Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier, Meadow Birth Centre team leader Loui

5:31pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A TRIO of Worcestershire MPs got a sneak peek inside the new £600,000 midwife-led birth centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital last week.

Sir Peter Luff praises Worcestershire's NHS

Worcester News: Updated picture of Peter Luff (requested)Pic R Booker. 4/3/2000. 0989/6 (14968160)

4:40pm Monday 23rd March 2015

WORCESTERSHIRE’S longest-serving MP has praised the county’s NHS on his final official engagement.

Cancer survivor runs 108 miles in 24 hours non-stop

Worcester News: Andy Graham sets off from outside Worcester Cathedral, on his twenty four hour jogathon, in aid of Cancer Research. Pic Jonathan Barry 20.3.15  1215844303 (21219432)

3:29pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A CANCER survivor raised almost £2,000 by running around Worcester for 24 hours non-stop.

Hundreds enjoy football fun day

Worcester News: 12158448012. 21/03/15. Left to right - Yasmin Poyner aged 2 has her face painted by Kelly Teague. Charity MS football fun day at the KGV Community Centre in memory of Joey Gormley. Picture by Nick Toogood. (21246733)

2:17pm Monday 23rd March 2015

HUNDREDS enjoyed a fundraising day of football in aid of a charity supporting people with suffering from multiple sclerosis at the weekend.

Youngsters learn about importance of nutrition

Worcester News: Riverbank patient Molly-Rose Twiner-Holloway decorating cakes with Play Specialist Joy Powell.

11:48am Monday 23rd March 2015

SOME of the youngest patients at Worcestershire Royal Hospital got hands-on with their food while learning about the importance of nutrition.

Lessons being learned from Morecambe Bay maternity failings in Worcestershire

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371956)

11:21am Monday 23rd March 2015

LESSONS are being learned from a report into a harrowing series of incidents at a maternity department in Cumbria to ensure babies and mums in Worcestershire are given the best possible care.

Droitwich yoga teacher nominated for national award

Worcester News: Droitwich yoga teacher Janine Rusby

5:55pm Friday 20th March 2015

A YOGA teacher from Droitwich has been nominated for a prestigious national award for her work helping pregnant women, new mums and babies relax and improve their flexibility.

Cancer charity handed out a total of £62,254 to 221 Worcestershire patients in 2014

Worcester News: Cancer charity handed out a total of £62,254 to 221 Worcestershire patients in 2014

5:27pm Friday 20th March 2015

MORE than £60,000 in grants was dished out to cancer patients in Worcestershire last year.

Worcester schoolboy raises £130 for Comic Relief with sponsored swim

Worcester News: Cherry Orchard Primary School pupil Ewan Buchanan, who raised £130 for Comic Relief with a sponsored swim.

4:21pm Friday 20th March 2015

A KEEN young swimmer raised £130 for Comic Relief with a sponsored swim last week.

Photography competition as part of canal festival

Worcester News: Part of the Worcester to Birmingham canal near between Lansdowne Road. 2.5.14 181458840 (5897780)

1:49pm Friday 20th March 2015

AS PART of Worcester’s first-ever canal festival this summer keen snappers are being invited to capture some views of the 200-year-old waterway for use in a calendar.

Exhibition of Stanhope Forbes art at Worcester art gallery launched

Worcester News: On show.......Emalee Beddoes, Curatorial Assistant at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, putting the finishing touches to the Stanhope Forbes England Exhibtition, which opens on Saturday 21st March. Pic Jonathan Barry  19.3.15  1215843505 (21107135)

12:31pm Friday 20th March 2015

A COLLECTION of spectacular paintings by landscape artist Stanhope Forbes has been brought together for the first time at a Worcester art gallery.

Hospital review report delayed until after General Election

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

12:04pm Friday 20th March 2015

A LONG-awaited independent report into an extensive review of hospital services in Worcestershire will not be released until after May’s General Election, it has been revealed.

Insulin treatment scheme to be introduced in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Insulin treatment scheme to be introduced in Worcestershire

10:23am Friday 20th March 2015

PATIENTS in Worcestershire with diabetes are to be given insulin by healthcare assistants rather than district nurses following a successful national pilot.

Union members in Worcester protest against benefit sanctions

Worcester News: Andrew Morgan (Front) with fellow Unite Community members during their protest outside Jobe Centre Plus, Sansome Street, Worcester. Pic Jonathan Barry  19.3.15 1215843001  (21078559)

6:02am Friday 20th March 2015

CAMPAIGNERS in Worcester took to the streets yesterday to hit out at sanctions imposed on benefit claimants which they claim are hurting the least well-off.

Barnards Green potting shed saved from demolition

Worcester News: Malvern Civic Society members, Dr Robert Mills, Bob Tilley, Clive Hooper and Denise Preston with residents Paul Sargent and Lindsay Kemp-Harper at the potting shed threatened with demolition. Picture by John Anyon. 0915826101

6:02am Friday 20th March 2015

A POTTING shed older than most of the buildings in Malvern has been saved from demolition.

Barnards Green potting shed saved from demolition

Worcester News: Malvern Civic Society members, Dr Robert Mills, Bob Tilley, Clive Hooper and Denise Preston with residents Paul Sargent and Lindsay Kemp-Harper at the potting shed threatened with demolition. Picture by John Anyon. 0915826101

6:01am Friday 20th March 2015

A POTTING shed older than most of the buildings in Malvern has been saved from demolition.

Barnards Green potting shed saved from demolition

Worcester News: Malvern Civic Society members, Dr Robert Mills, Bob Tilley, Clive Hooper and Denise Preston with residents Paul Sargent and Lindsay Kemp-Harper at the potting shed threatened with demolition. Picture by John Anyon. 0915826101

6:01am Friday 20th March 2015

A POTTING shed older than most of the buildings in Malvern has been saved from demolition.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s eye department named best in UK for glaucoma treatment

Worcester News: John Anyon     30/01/15      05158096

Worcestershire Royal Hospital (17371974)

3:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THE eye department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been named the best in the country for patients with glaucoma.

Firefighters called to reports of fires in Droitwich field

Worcester News: Firefighters called to Evesham Community Hospital

12:39pm Thursday 19th March 2015

FIREFIGHTERS were called to reports of a fire in a field behind the Travelodge in Rashwood Hill, Droitwich, at about 7pm on Wednesday, March 18.

University of Worcester Arena wins national award

Worcester News: The University of Worcester Arena in Hylton Road.

12:09pm Thursday 19th March 2015

ONE of Worcester’s newest and most eye-catching buildings has won a prestigious national award.

£3 in coins stolen from car in Stourport

Worcester News: (16754282)

11:11am Thursday 19th March 2015

A VEHICLE parked on a driveway in Windermere Way, Stourport, was broken into between 3pm on Tuesday, March 10 and 1pm the following day and a purse containing £3 in coins was stolen.

Dormer bungalow to be built in Malvern

Worcester News: Planning permission granted for three homes in Upton

10:15am Thursday 19th March 2015

A NEW dormer bungalow is to be built in Upper Welland Road, Malvern, after planning permission was granted.

Planning permission granted for three homes in Upton

Worcester News: Planning permission granted for three homes in Upton

10:01am Thursday 19th March 2015

OUTLINE planning permission has been granted for three new homes in on the border of Upton.

Two taken to hospital after fire in Ledbury

Worcester News: Firefighters called to Evesham Community Hospital

9:32am Thursday 19th March 2015

TWO people were taken to hospital after a fire at house in New Street, Ledbury, at about 10.40pm on Wednesday, March 18. Both patients were taken to Hereford County Hospital following the fire involving a heater, a bed and clothing, but neither were thought to be in a serious condition.

Suspected poaching in Hanbury

Worcester News: (16754282)

9:12am Thursday 19th March 2015

RESIDENTS in Hanbury, near Droitwich, called police at about 10.10pm on Tuesday, March 10, after a suspected poaching incident.

Hospital fundraisers donate £6,000 for breast cancer machine

Worcester News: Fundraisers from Cleobury Mortimer with the cancer team at Kidderminster Hospital and the new fat transfer machine.

5:33pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

FUNDRAISERS donated £6,000 to Kidderminster Hospital to buy a new piece of equipment to help people recovering from breast cancer.

Mothers' Union fair raises more than £240

Worcester News: 1115840002. 14/03/15. Mother's Union Spring Fair at St George's Church Hall, Barbourne. Jane Silvey with some cupcakes. Picture by Nick Toogood. (20664153)

4:10pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A SPRING fair run by a Worcester branch of the Mothers’ Union raised £251.58 for a range of worthy causes.

TV, alcohol and ornaments stolen in Holt Heath

Worcester News: Suspicious white van reported in Malvern

3:43pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A TELEVISION, alcohol and ornaments were taken from a holiday bungalow in Holt Heath, near Droitwich, some time in the first two weeks of March.

Building materials stolen near Droitwich

Worcester News: (16754282)

3:41pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

BUILDING materials were stolen from a railway track in Oddingley, near Droitwich, at about 3am on Wednesday, March 11.

Motocross bike and an air rifle stolen near Droitwich

Worcester News: Motocross bike and an air rifle stolen near Droitwich

3:39pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

AN ORANGE KTM 125cc motocross bike and an air rifle were stolen from a shed at the rear of a house in Broughton Green, near Droitwich, overnight between Thursday, March 12 and the following day.

Vandals attempt to break into car in Droitwich

Worcester News: Suspicious white van reported in Malvern

3:36pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

VANDALS attempted to break into a vehicle parked in a car park in St Andrew’s Road, Droitwich, between 10.30am on Saturday, March 7 and 1.30pm on Friday, March 13 by forcing the driver’s window, but failed.

Bar taking stolen from Ombersley pub

Worcester News: Bar taking stolen from Ombersley pub

3:34pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

BAR takings left on the bar at a pub in Uphampton Lane in Ombersley, near Droitwich, were stolen while staff were not present between 12.30am and 12.45am on Saturday, March 14.

Buggy and cash stolen from car in Droitwich

Worcester News: (16754282)

3:33pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A ZETA Stroller child’s buggy and cash were stolen from a car parked on a driveway in Leigh Grove, Droitwich, between 10am on Wednesday, March 11 and 9.30am the following day.

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